BLAYDES - A modern geometric Blackletter style
Playing around with some more experimental geometric forms for a Blackletter-ish font. It doesn't really involve or honors any actual calligraphic traditions. The font is actually just a simple geometric sans that was modified to sort of faking the looks and style of a Blackletter.
I tried replicating various elements that are traditionally seen in a Blackletter, such as: angular-styled segments such as strokes, transitions, tapered endings or serifs with a different approach. I used a set of circular shapes and variations to these in order to achieve a similar effect.
The end result sits somewhere between this obesed airport Grotesk, a contemporary Blackletter and the work of a bladesmith.
It has some very sharp and pointy tips, and for some reason this often very 'sword-like' forms.
A modernized geometric monoline gothic script design in progress.
Its a all caps design but with a double sized uppercase.
The style of design metrics made it tough to allign the punctuations so that they all fit both upper & lowercase strings, but I did it the best I could.
No numerals done yet, I might do them soon.
I hope you like it so farThis is a clone
Another textualis style calligraphic blackletter / gothic script typeface.
Besides the Basic Latin character set this has a lot of special use characters and alternatives too, such as:
Ligatures, Superscript, lining (default) & oldstyled numeral forms (located in halfwidth), traditional medieval punctuation marks (located in private use). And there is even a complete, but slightly modified & smaller version of the alphabet located in the Halfwidth unicode block as well.
I hope you like it! :)
Folder strips of paper style blackletter attempt. I wish I had better solutions for some charaters, but I had some tough struggles getting good looking glyphs for this style, for example uppercase T took me like 60 attemps and none ever really pleased. So I ended up with choosing the best of them en just went on with the rest. BUT, Zephram came to the rescue and delivered me a propper T, Arrrrr thanks matey!!!
EnjoyThis is a clone